I called down this morning to check on Rudy and Nurse Rosella reported that the progress continues. The team has backed off on some of the diuretics, so his kidney output has lessened a bit (15-20cc per hour) but that’s still acceptable and they’d like to see what kind of progress he makes without major meds. His tube feed was turned up to 2cc but the team is watching that very closely, so prayer for that would be appreciated. The BEST news is that his chest Xray looked very clear this morning so the concern about any fluid there has lessened. After the twists and turns last week, progress like this lifts our spirits.
So, the cars are packed and we’re ready for our Christmas celebration with Rudy. We’ll stay around Santa Barbara until the afternoon as we’re having our annual Christmas feast. As I write this in my office, the building is a hive of activity as we get ready for about 300 guests–a great way to start off our Christmas.